Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Simple Summer Stuff (Part 3)

This batch of simple summer clothes finishes with a very basic T-shirt dress and leggings. I had every intention of adding "something" to the dress to make it a little more interesting. Maybe another applique? Or some novelty pockets on the skirt? But, all the sewing I did on this was done in tiny bits of time between other tasks. Stitch the shoulder seams. Reload the washing machine. Attach the neckband. Get the pan of cookies out of the oven. Gather the sleeves. Settle a sibling squabble. Insert sleeves. Check the clothes on the line. And on it went...

That really isn't an ideal way to sew for me. I had the dress complete and then remembered that I was going to add something. I still could, I suppose. But, I won't. Because it feels done to me and I have a very hard time going back to fix something that feels finished. Silly, I know. But, it's the truth.

Blue dress/Grey leggings

The dress is a very modified Kwik Sew 2918. The jersey is very stretchy in both directions, so I didn't have to add nearly as much length to the bodice as I anticipated I would. Ever since making this dress, I love to use clear elastic for gathering knits. The gathers are beautifully even and the seam remains stretchy.

The leggings are Burda 9615, made from a heather grey jersey knit that looks a little more athletic than I'd like, but I suspect my daughter will want to wear the dress without the leggings as the weather warms up more.


  1. Very cute dress, sewing in the summer seems to be hard to do, too many things to do.

  2. I love this style for little girls...she looks very cute in her outfit.